A file photo  showing the Fifa logo at the Fifa headquarters in Zurich. Photograph: EPA

The US has asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials who were arrested in May as part of an investigation into alleged corruption, the Swiss(...)

New evidence shows Fifa secretary general Jérôme Valcke was aware of the $10 million payment, described by US investigators as a ‘bribe’, made to Jack Warner. Photograph: Afp

The position of Fifa’s powerful secretary general, Jérôme Valcke, is likely to come under intense pressure after new evidence emerged that showed he w(...)

Sepp Blatter has claimed the arrest of seven FIFA officials on US corruption indictments may have been an attempt to interfere with the congress where he was re-elected for a fifth term as president. Photograph: PA

The re-elected Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has said he was “shocked” at the way US authorities targeted football’s world body and slammed what he ca(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is congratulated by Uefa president Michael Platini  after his re-election for a fifth term in Zurich. Photo: Walter Bieri/EPA

To much of the outside world it will appear preposterous. But the clues as to why Sepp Blatter was re-elected on Friday for a fifth term despite the s(...)

Sepp Blatter delivers his opening speech at Fifa congress in Zurich. Photograph: Reuters 1:37

Sepp Blatter claimed that FIFA’s crisis would not have happened if countries other than Russia and Qatar had won the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World (...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter and his girlfriend Linda Gabrielian (left) arrive for the opening ceremony of the Fifa Congress in Zurich on Thursday. Photo: Walter Bieri/EPA 1:37

The president of Fifa, Sepp Blatter, has denied responsibility for the corruption scandal engulfing football’s world governing body and has promised t(...)

The 12 alleged criminal schemes at the centre of the long-running conspiracy include plots to rig the bidding for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the 2011 Fifa presidential elections and the 2016 Centennial Cop America, scheduled to be played in the US. Photograph: EPA 2:13

United States attorney general Loretta Lynch denied the timing of the charges against nine Fifa officials and five corporate executives for allegedly (...)

Fifa president says the organisation welcomes “the actions and the investigations by the US and Swiss authorities and believe that it will help to reinforce measures that Fifa has already taken to root out any wrongdoing in football.” Photo: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Uefa has called for Fifa’s presidential election on Friday to be postponed as the shock waves from the biggest scandal to hit the world governing body(...)

Some of the Fifa officials who have been arrested in Switzerland:  (left to rigfht from upper row) Rafael Esquivel, Nicolas Leoz, Jeffrey Webb, Jack Warner, Eduardo Li, Eugenio Figueredo and Jose Maria Marin. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

What has happened? Officials at Fifa – the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the governing body of world football – have been (...)

Manchester City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure listens during the launch of the FIFA’s Anti-Discrimination Monitoring System at Wembley Stadium in west London on May 12th, 2015. Photograph: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure has called for “radical sanctions” against countries with racist fans as Fifa launched a monitoring system designed to c(...)